FCC 54.621 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 54.621 Access to advanced telecommunications and information services.
(a) Twenty-five percent of the monthly cost of eligible Internet access
shall be eligible for universal support. Health care providers shall
certify that the Internet access selected is the most cost-effective
method for their health care needs as defined in § 54.615(c)(7), and
that purchase of the Internet access is reasonably related to the
health care needs of the rural health care provider.
(b) Each eligible health care provider that cannot obtain toll-free
access to an Internet service provider shall be entitled to receive the
lesser of the toll charges incurred for 30 hours of access per month to
an Internet service provider or $180 per month in toll charge credits
for toll charges imposed for connecting to an Internet service
(c) Health care providers located in States that are entirely rural
shall be eligible to receive universal service support equal to 50
percent of the monthly cost of advanced telecommunications and
information services reasonably related to the health care needs of the
[ 68 FR 74503 , Dec. 24, 2003, as amended at 70 FR 6373 , Feb. 7, 2005]
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